Sunday sketch #250

Congrats to me for making it to 250! And thank you to you for following along 🙂

Alternating blocks this week: a drunkard’s path and a bunch of half-square triangles.

Rotating the drunkard’s path blocks by 180 degrees gives the impression of moving the circles one block vertically and horizontally. This also gives the impression of a reverse colourway, although the designs are both black circles on white backgrounds. But the previous version had a dark border, whereas this one has a light border.

Alternating the direction of the drunkard’s path blocks introduces new curvy shapes, while leaving the HSTs in the same position.

And, of course, the addition of another colour can help to create new shapes and movement too.

I also tried replacing the HST block with another square block design, just to see how it would look. The ‘waves’ created by the linked drunkard’s path blocks are still there, but now there are diagonal strings of stars instead of those HST blocks. This is giving me big Star Spangled Banner vibes!

These designs are all made with an alternating arrangement of square blocks: either a drunkard’s path block or a block of 9 HSTs (or a small sawtooth star block). The HSTs block can look somewhat traditional rather than modern, but the right combination of colour and contrast will bring it into the 21st century.

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